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Jordan boxing team weighs in on Asian medal action

By JT - Aug 28,2018 - Last updated at Aug 28,2018

AMMAN — Following the medal success of taekwondo, ju-jitsu and karate, Team Jordan’s boxers have celebrated their first success at the Asian Games in Jakarta on Tuesday, according to the Jordan Olympic Committee News Service.

Despite only being 19, Ziad Ishaish dominated his Welterweight (-69kg) quarter-final against Qatar’s vastly more experienced Thulasimaaran Thuramalingam.

The youngster had the 25-year-old on a standing count once and got the judges’ verdict for every round with the victory guaranteeing him at least a bronze medal. It mean’s Jordan’s medal haul will move on to a record 12.

He will next fight Kazakhstan’s in-form Aslanbek Shymbergenov in Friday’s semifinal. Unfortunately, on Sunday night, Mohammad Al Wadi bowed out of the games after losing his 56kg quarter-final bout to Uzbekistan’s Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov.

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